[sf-lug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, November 15th: "Wget"

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Mon Nov 1 13:11:46 PDT 2010

The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding its next meeting on:

  November 15, 2010
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

The meeting will be held at:

  Explorit Nature Center
  3141 5th Street
  Davis, California 95616


  GNU Wget is a computer program that retrieves content from web
  servers. It supports downloading via HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols,
  the most popular TCP/IP-based protocols used for web browsing.
  Its features include recursive download, conversion of links for offline
  viewing of local HTML, support for proxies, and much more. It appeared
  in 1996, coinciding with the boom of popularity of the Web, causing
  its wide use among Unix users and distribution with most major Linux
  distributions. Written in portable C, Wget can be easily installed
  on any Unix-like system and has been ported to many environments,
  including Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, OpenVMS, MorphOS and AmigaOS.
  It has been used as the basis for graphical programs such as GWget
  for the GNOME Desktop and KGet for the KDE Desktop and VisualWget for
  Windows. [Description from Wikipedia].
  Micah Cowan was maintainer of Wget between mid-2007 and early 2010.
  His talk will discuss:

    * What is Wget? 
    * My history with Wget 
    * How to use Wget 
      + Restartable downloads 
      + Website archiving/recursive downloads 
      + Fine-grained controls over which links to follow 
      + Content conversions for local browsing 
    * Wget shortcomings 
    * Lessons learned while maintaining Wget 
    * Issues unique to maintaining a GNU project

For more details on this meeting, visit:


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About LUGOD:

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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